Katalin Kulcsár world’s number 1 female Referee
Dec29

Katalin Kulcsár world’s number 1 female Referee

What a fantastic year for Hungary’s top woman referee, Katalin Kulcsár! The 32 year old was named as the IFFHS 2016 World’s Best Woman Referee. Kulcsár won huge support from football experts in 56 countries around the World in the 5th Annual IFFHS Women’s Awards. It was a very close ranking, Kulcsár had only 5 points more than Katarina Monzul (winner 2015) and Bibiana Steinhaus (winner 2013 and 2014),  6 points more than the canadian...

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Viktor Kassai world’s 3rd best referee
Dec29

Viktor Kassai world’s 3rd best referee

What a year for Hungary’s top male referee, Viktor Kassai. A successful Euro’s, 3 very high profile 4th official appointments (Champions League Final, Euro’s final and Club World cup final) and now officially named as the 3rd best referee in the world. Mark Clattenburg, who was the referee of the two most important matches of the year in Europe, the Euro final and the Champions League Final, has been named as the...

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Viktor Kassai to referee Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly
Dec27

Viktor Kassai to referee Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly

Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai has been appointed to officiate at Thursday’s Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly in the Egyptian Premiere League, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Tuesday. This will not be the first time that the 41-year-old Kassai has been to Egypt, having previously refereed last season’s Cairo derby in February, when Ahly defeated Zamalek 2-0.   Zamalek sits third in the...

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Kassai makes history in Japan!
Dec14

Kassai makes history in Japan!

Viktor Kassai has become the first referee to make use of the VAR system in an official FIFA tournament. A trip just inside the box was missed by the referee and AR Vencel Tóth in open play before Mr Kassai went over to the sidelines to review the decision. Having re-watched the incident he then made the decision to give a penalty to Kashima, who went on to win the game 3-0. Interesting to watch the process. What is noticeable is that...

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NBI week 19 review
Dec13

NBI week 19 review

Heading into the winter break, the final round of 2016 didn’t disappoint as three teams are now level at the top of OTP Bank Liga table. It’s been a thrilling ride with a number of twists and turns and round 19 was no different. Videoton and Honvéd finally caught Vasas at the top as the league leaders stumbled in Paks. Fradi’s punctuated their disappointing season with more lost points at home. Sándor Torghelle’s late, equalizing...

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